Chapter 5

1. C. The data plane of a switch is responsible for forwarding traffic; that is why it is also called a forwarding plane.

2. C. The management plane is responsible for configuring and monitoring a switch. Network administrator and network monitoring tools use the management plane to configure and monitor the device.

3. A. The control plane maintains the information necessary for the data plane to operate. This includes routing and switching tables within a switch.

4. C and D. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) are examples of control plane protocol. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and NETCONF are examples of a management plane.

5. A and B. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Link Aggregation ...

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